Ear Pain And Feel Full Preceded By An Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?
Doctor, I have complaints of ear pain. Initially I had a sore throat. In the afternoon I hurt my ear but only next door. My ears are deaf and feel movement inside the ear but not often. The movement in question is like opening a blocked ear but it’s not. My throat was still sick, and I had thick phlegm and had a little blood. even though I’m not coughing. What symptoms is that doctor? Do I need to use ear drops?
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Complaints of ear pain and feel full which is preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection is probably the condition of the acute media committee (OMA). OMA is inflammation of some or all of the middle ear mucosa, eustachian tubes, and mastoid cells that occur in less than 3 weeks. Repeated upper respiratory tract infections are one of the causes of this OMA condition.
Complaints experienced depend on the stage of OMA that is happening, consisting of:
1. Tubal occlusion stage
Ear feels full or painful, hearing can be reduced.
2. Stage of hyperemia
Ear pain more intense, fever, fuss and anxiety (in infants / children), vomiting, lost appetite.
3. Stadium suppuration
Just like the hyperemic stage.
4. Stage of perforation
Fluid from the ear canal as a result of a torn ear drum.
5. Stadium resolution
After discharge, the intensity of complaints decreases (temperature drops, pain subsides. If perforation is permanent, hearing can remain reduced.
The diagnosis is made aside from the symptoms the patient complained of, but also from an ear examination using an otoscope to assess the eardrum.
Treatment of inflamed tympanic membrane with oral antibiotics and decongestants to reduce tubal obstruction. Whereas if the tympanic membrane has ruptured, it is given earwashing medicine, ear drops and oral antibiotics.
If infection when the condition is not handled optimally can cause complications.
Complications of otitis media are classified as very dangerous, although rare. This can occur because the organs in the ear close to the brain so that infection from the ear can spread to the brain tissue easily.
Make further consultations with your doctor to be able to do direct examination and get adequate treatment.
That's all, hope you can help. Wassalam.